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124th AAU NATIONAL CONVENTION
October 20th – 24th
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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AAU VOLLEYBALL NATIONALS NOMINATED FOR AWARD
SportsTravel has announced that the 2014 AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships have been nominated for a 2014 SportsTravel Award. Events are nominated by the readers of SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Criteria for nomination and voting include superior organization of and attendance at the event, a superior experience for the competitors and/or spectators at the event and how the site or venue served to enhance the event. Final balloting is open through September 15, 2014. Winners will be announced at the TEAMS' 14 Conference & Expo, November 10-13, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Over 2,100 teams ages 10 to 18 competed in the AAU Girls' Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, FL on June 16-24, 2014. With nearly 31,000 participants and 42,000 spectators, this is the largest volleyball tournament in the world. Competition was held on a total of 175 courts at both the Orange County Convention Center and ESPN Wide World of Sports.
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"Events such as this one are a prime example of the achievement of excellence in the organization and management of sporting events," said Timothy Schneider, publisher of SportsTravel magazine, which organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo. "SportsTravel readers are the leaders of the sports-event industry and they know what it takes to execute a high-quality event. TheSportsTravel Awards program is an opportunity for them to honor their peers for a job well done."
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2014 WEST COAST AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
This year was another great year of high level beach volleyball action in
Hermosa Beach, California. Pairs traveled from Texas, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, North Carolina and Utah as well as many other states for a total of 13 states participating from the United States as well as from Puerto Rico and Canada. These pairs qualified at events held throughout the season from around the country; the best of the best came to compete. We had a total of 482 athletes striving for the Gold medal. Check out the results and photos below.
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For the first time ever, the AAU Beach Program held a Club Championships during the West Coast AAU Junior Olympic Games event. It was a success and we look to expand this each year. Check out the results – Click Here.
TEAMS COMPETE IN THE 2014 GLOBAL CHALLENGE
Players from across the United States came together in Nice, France on July 10 to embark on a 10-day volleyball journey through France and Italy, before travelling to Pula, Croatia to compete in the 2014 European Global Challenge. The two teams, Augusta RED and Augusta BLUE, were organized by Dana Wall, North Carolina AAU District Director, and comprised of AAU members. Augusta Sportswear provided the uniforms.
Play started in Savona, Italy as teams scrimmaged against Italian league teams in Savona and Cacare, Italy. Players, coaches and parents enjoyed some sightseeing and great food in between the scrimmages. The Global Challenge began on July 14 after the Opening Ceremonies in the historical downtown of Pula, Croatia. Teams from Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Montenegro, Russia, Croatia and the United States participated in the tournament.
Team Augusta BLUE was able to repeatedly defeat defending champions Pula, Croatia and Pisogne, Italy to make it into the top 8 teams. Augusta RED defeated Modena, Italy to advance into the Contenders Bracket. Marie Beal from Augusta RED and Madison Sroufe from Augusta BLUE made the All-Tournament Team.
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RECAP ON 2014 AAU DIVING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
This past July, the AAU Diving Nationals headed to Atlanta, Georgia. Our competitors had the unique and amazing opportunity to compete for Gold and the National Title in the Venue of the 1996 Olympic Games. How awesome is that?! We had our 2nd largest Diving Nationals ever held with over 400 divers in attendance. The AAU Aquatics Program would like to congratulate all of the champions and thank all of those that came to compete. It was a great event and look forward to having you join us for 2015! Start your training!
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RECAP 21ST AAU BEACH JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL NATIONALS
On July 12-13, 2014, AAU Beach Volleyball took over Hermosa Beach, CA for the 21st AAU Beach Junior Volleyball Nationals. There were 15 states including: AL, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, HI, IA, IL, KS, LA, TX, UT, VA, WA and 4 countries/territories: USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and Australia. There were a total of 496 athletes creating 248 pairs competing in the sand. Over 50 courts were utilized to make it one of the largest AAU Beach Nationals ever held.
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Recap - 2014 Junior Olympic Games
We have wrapped up another year of the AAU Junior Olympic Games! This year Des Moines, IA played host to the 12 days of competition for 19 different sports. Just over 12,000 athletes and 1,600 coaches took part in the unique event that is the largest multi-sport event in the United States. The Track and Field competition was fierce this year with 32 National Championship Records being broken at Drake University including Vashti Cunningham from Las Vegas, NV breaking the 15-16 girls high jump record set in 1982 with a jump of 6-1. Trampoline and Tumbling took place over 4 days of competition with athletes also competing in a team competition for their Districts with the Central District, Iowa District, and Ohio District coming out on top. Wresting had an intense team dual freestyle competition over 5 days at the Iowa Events Center. Baton Twirling, Bowling, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Gymnastics, Jump Rope, Karate, Kung Fu, Sport Stacking, Strength Sports, Swimming, and Taekwondo athletes all battled for gold as well.
The Celebration of Athletes on July 28th was a night to remember for the stadium full of spectators. Motivational speaker Chris Norton inspired athletes with his story of battling back from a paralyzing injury, USA Bobsled Silver Medalists Lauryn Williams and Elana Taylor encouraged athletes to keep reaching for their dreams, and a fireworks display to remember capped off the night. We are excited to begin planning for another great year in Hampton Roads, VA in 2015!
For complete results for every sport: CLICK HERE
For individual sport recap stories: CLICK HERE
2014 AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES - SWIMMING
Check out the ACTION PHOTOS from the Swimming competition in Des Moines for the 2014 AAU Junior Olympic Games!
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FAIRFIELD BALLERS & NBBA DOUBLE HEADER LEAGUE
Date: Sept. 14, 21, 28 & Oct. 5 & 12, 2014
Location: Benicia, CA
Entry Deadline: Sept. 7, 2014
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AAU TURKEY TOURNAMENT
Date: Nov. 28, 29 & 30, 2014
Location: Oak Park, MI
Entry Deadline: Nov. 1, 2014
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AAU TOP SHELF HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT
Date: Dec.. 27 & 28, 2014
Location: Saint Clair Shores, MI
Entry Deadline: Nov. 22, 2014
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